Icy Pleasures: Minnesota Celebrates Winter

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A look at Minnesotan's celebrations of winter since 1886 including outdoor sports events and festivals. The history of out winter carnivals include skating, curling, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, all brought together for the first time. Of course, the beautiful ice castles were at the center of it all.
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Afton, Minnesota, U.S.A. 1998 Cloth First Edition Fine in Fine jacket 4to-over 9?"-12" tall. "Minnesotans have long suspected that the last ice age never fully receded from the ... state. But that has not kept them from having a good time. This book explores the many ways that the people of the North Star State have embraced its Siberian reputation. It crackles with the wry descriptions, larger-than-life stories, and droll humor that intrepid newspapermen and propagandists have always found in a subject that so thoroughly mixes hilarity with hardship. " This book has 159 pages and is profusely illustrated. Read more Show Less

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A look at Minnesotan's celebrations of winter since 1886 including outdoor sports events and festivals. The history of out winter carnivals include skating, curling, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, all brought together for the first time. Of course, the beautiful ice castles were at the center of it all.
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Kate Roberts
The real strength of Icy Pleasures is in its descriptions and depictions of Minnesotans at their wintry best. There is a surprising and pleasing amount of character development in this book, as Larson captures the personalitites of the movers and shakers, curlers and skaters who have peopled winter celebrations over the years. -- Minnesota History
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  • ISBN-13: 9781890434014
  • Publisher: Afton Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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